Dr. Carroll J. Bellis, Long Beach, addressed the Southeast Branch of the Los Angeles County Medical Association on the "Management of Acute Bowel Obstructions" on January 4.—The Los Angeles Society of Allergy elected Dr. Hyman Miller, Los Angeles, president, and Dr. M. Coleman Harris, Beverly Hills, secretary-treasurer to take office at its January meeting.
Spastic Disease Center.—
A $1,000,000 center for the relief of infantile paralysis, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and other neuromuscular diseases was opened in November in the former Santa Monica Ambassador Hotel. It is one of four units of the Kabat-Kaiser Institute for the rehabilitation of sufferers from spastic diseases. Other units are situated in Washington, D. C., Oakland and Vallejo. The center's equipment includes swimming pools and a gymnasium.
Dr. Kenneth W. Haworth, formerly health officer of the Humboldt County Health Department, has become the first full time health officer of Napa County.—Dr.